About Us

Safe Space Legal
Safeguarding Experts
About Us

The first legal practice in Australia to work exclusively in Child Safety and Safeguarding.

Safe Space Legal consists of a dedicated team of legal experts who have significant collective expertise of over 50 years in child safety and safeguarding. We are firmly committed to assisting organisations to improve their safeguarding capacity so that children and vulnerable people are safe, and risk is mitigated.

We ensure that every person is treated with dignity and respect, and that their rights are fully recognised and upheld.
At Safe Space Legal, we remain resolute in our mission, driven by our vision, and guided by our core values, committed to making a lasting difference through our services.


Mission, Vision and Core Values

Mission Statement

At Safe Space Legal, our mission is to support organisations to safeguard the safety and wellbeing of children and vulnerable people. We do this by providing expert legal advice and services exclusively focused on safeguarding. We are committed to upholding the values of integrity, compassion, and professionalism while empowering our clients to foster a culture of safety and become best practice leaders in safeguarding.

Through trauma-informed practices, specialised expertise, and a person-centred approach, we strive to promote safety, prevent harm, recognise and empower victim-survivors, and ensure organisations provide appropriate responses, so that harm is not perpetuated, and children and vulnerable people are protected.

Vision Statement

Our vision at Safe Space Legal is to be the leading specialist law firm in the areas of child safety and safeguarding, renowned for our dedication to protecting children and vulnerable people. 

We envision a society where every child and vulnerable person can safely access services, where organisations prioritise safety, and where our expert team serve as trusted advisors, driving positive change. Through our holistic approach, we aim to support organisations to foster a culture of safety, preventing harm and promoting respect and inclusivity.

Core Values

  • Integrity
  • Reliability
  • Empowering Clients
  • Promoting safety
  • Person-Oriented
  • Community
  • Expertise
  • Trauma-Informed
  • Accountability
  • Responsive
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Discover frequently asked questions

Safeguarding is the active steps an organisation takes to protect children and vulnerable people from harm to ensure that their wellbeing and safety.  Organisations can safeguard from harm by having appropriate policies and procedures in place which provide safety and security, training staff about risks and identifying harm, and ensuring appropriate and transparent complaints-handling processes for incidents of abuse and harm.

In Victoria, organisations subject to Schedule 3 of the Child Wellbeing and Safety Act 2005 (Vic) are required to adhere to the Reportable Conduct Scheme. 

New South Wales, Western Australia and Tasmania also require organisations within the Scheme’s mandate to comply with the respective schemes.

At Safe Space Legal, we offer a complementary initial half hour consultation where we will discuss your safeguarding needs and how we can best support your organisation to meet those needs.  Being a law firm, our consultations are confidential and subject to legal professional privilege.  At the initial consultation we will get further information from your about your organisation, how it operates, your role in the organisation and what you are needing assistance with.  From there we will develop a Proposal for you to consider prior to undertaking any work, clearly setting out what services we will be undertaking to support your organisation.

Whether it be by reviewing policies and procedures, providing training and support, completing audits, or conducting safeguarding investigations – we will be there to support you every step of the way to ensure that your organisation is legally compliant and best practice leaders in safeguarding.

Safe Space Legal only works with organisations to ensure the organisation complies with their moral and legal safeguarding obligations to keep vulnerable people such as children, people with disability and the elderly safe from harm.  While Safe Space Legal cares greatly about individuals exposed to harm and abuse, our clients are organisations.  If you are an individual that needs help you can contact:

  • In an emergency contact emergency services on Triple “0”: 000
  • Your local police station
  • Child Protection service in your respect state
  • National Disability Abuse and Neglect Hotline: 1800 880 052 or [email protected]
  • NDIS Commission: 1800 035 544 or here
  • Elder Abuse Phone Line: 1800 353 374
  • Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission: 1800 951 822 or here
  • Regulators under the Reportable Conduct Scheme:
    • Strong Families, Safe Kids Tasmania: 1800 000 123
    • Australian Capital Territory Ombudsman: (02) 5119 5520 or [email protected]
    • Western Australia Ombudsman: (08) 9220 7471 or here
    • New South Wales Office of the Children’s Guardian: here
    • Victorian Commission for Children and Young People: 1300 782 978 or here
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We offer a free 30 minute consultation to discuss your orgainsation's safeguarding needs

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